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Jobseekers 'lowering expectations'

Published: Thursday, 30 April 2009   Category: Life after graduation

Jobseekers, including those looking for graduate positions, are revaluating their career options, with over a third being prepared to take 'whatever they can get'.

A recent study by CV-Library highlights that just 16 per cent of job hunters are looking for a position which is better than their previous role, while many people are over-skilled for the jobs they are applying for, reports Recruiter magazine.

The study also highlighted that 58 per cent of candidates who had made more than ten applications had not yet had an interview.

Recent research by High Fliers highlighted that the volume of job applications put in by final year students has increased dramatically this year.

A third of those questioned said they would accept any job they were offered, while a sixth said that they have had to apply for positions they are not really interested in.

Expectations of starting salaries were also found to have dropped, averaging at £22,300.

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